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GALLERY: Hundreds of pounds raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 06 October 2017

St Martin's Church in Worle raised £275 for Macmillan.

St Martin's Church in Worle raised £275 for Macmillan.

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People from around Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages shared cakes, biscuits and scones to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hutton Moor Leisure centre raised £180 through customer contributions. Hutton Moor Leisure centre raised £180 through customer contributions.

The chequered table clothes were laid, collection boxes were out and fresh baked cakes were on sale for people to enjoy during the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library. A coffee morning was held at Congresbury Library.

Thousands of pounds have been raised in and around Weston at a host of events.

St Clements Court in Worle held a coffee morning. St Clements Court in Worle held a coffee morning.

At St Clements Court in Worle, a coffee morning, raffle and tombola raised £742 for the cancer charity.

Reuben Long, aged nine, helping bake cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning. Reuben Long, aged nine, helping bake cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Trish Edwards organised the event which also included a plant sale, home-baked cakes, a knitwear stand and some photos on sale.

A coffee morning was held in Shipham. A coffee morning was held in Shipham.

At Wilcox Cider Barn in Shipham villagers raised 
more than £300 towards the national event.

Weston's Tescos tried to break a Guinness World Record. Weston's Tescos tried to break a Guinness World Record.

Organiser Bob Shaw said: “With much laughter and good humour, the group of ladies, plus a few gentlemen, enjoyed sampling a good selection of cakes and drinks with several new friendships established.”

Strafford Road Patient Participation Group smiling for the camera at their coffee morning. Strafford Road Patient Participation Group smiling for the camera at their coffee morning.

Weston’s Lauriston Hotel also jumped on the bandwagon and raised a fantastic £440 with its coffee morning.

L-R: Jeremy Long, Morris Richards, Pauline King, Carol Richards and Gemma Lundy taking part in a coffee morning organised by Mercury editorial assistant Karen Richards at her house in Kewstoke. L-R: Jeremy Long, Morris Richards, Pauline King, Carol Richards and Gemma Lundy taking part in a coffee morning organised by Mercury editorial assistant Karen Richards at her house in Kewstoke.

Tesco Group 48, which includes the store in Weston, had another go at trying to break a Guinness World Record, after attempting to hold the largest cream tea event last year.

Mayor Jos Holder at the Clarence House coffee morning. Mayor Jos Holder at the Clarence House coffee morning.

Twenty-six stores across the South West took part and Tesco held the coffee mornings simultaneously.

Lauriston Hotel held a coffee morning for Macmillan. Lauriston Hotel held a coffee morning for Macmillan.

The current record stands at 667 participants and staff managed to seat 816 across all the venues on Friday.

Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors tucked into some cake for Macmillan. Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors tucked into some cake for Macmillan.

The staff are still waiting for the record to be verified but they raised more than £4,000 in the process across the stores.

Youngsters manned their cake counter for Macmillan. Youngsters manned their cake counter for Macmillan.

The Weston Fasteners served up some delicious cakes and a raffle which raised £301.13.

Macmillan Coffee Morning. Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Steve and Sue Emery from the Stafford Place Patient Participation Group sold coffee, tea and cakes along with a prize draw, which raised £650.

But the baking did not stop on Friday, Wick Riding School and John Hodge Solicitors hosted a joint coffee morning on Sunday which raised £187.53.

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